There will be a new speakeasy in Austin with the debut of cocktail bar Here Nor There, found somewhere at an undisclosed address in downtown opening sometime relatively soon this summer. Alas, once it opens, the bar is a members-only venue.
Here Nor There’s cocktail menu looks to explore global flavors. This means drinks like the Tropic Thunder, which makes use of mango, kaffir lime, and spicy Thai herbs and spices; the fanciful From Russia With Love, which comes with champagne, caviar, and a gold leaf; or the Shake What Umami Gave Ye, made with Japanese pear and umeshu.
The Here Nor There team consists of James Huertas, the co-founder of juice bar Squeezery, and former co-owner of important London tiki bar Trailer Happiness, and Terance Robson.
Before Here Nor There, Huertas worked throughout Europe and Australia, at places like Dry Martini in Barcelona, gin spot Graphic Bar in London, Eau de Vie in Melbourne, and Gardel’s Bar in Sydney. After leaving London for New York, he opened Squeezery in the Hamptons as a summer pop-up with a booze component, and expanded with the permanent Austin location earlier this spring.
Robson was the beverage director of various bars in Dublin and London, including Trailer Happiness with Huertas.
Membership applications and fees for Here Nor There aren’t available at this time. The bar asks that all interested parties email firstname.lastname@example.org for inquiries.
Similarly, Austin is getting a branch of the members-only private social club Soho House, which will include a public-facing restaurant, on South Congress.